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As of October 2013, I will be unable to shoot for an indefinite amount of time. A big part of this is the winter months ahead, but the biggest reason is that I'm about to have a BABY! That doesnt mean we cant talk about ideas for the future, and I hope as soon as the weather warms back up again, I'll be right back out there! Wish me luck!
Hello all my gorgeous people, my name is Meagan but you can call me Madame Black
I'm not your average photographer and I can guarantee my work isnt average either. I'm 26 years old and still pretty new to the Northern Virginia/DC/Maryland/West Virginia area.
I miss using film and I still like using it once in a while, if just for the sake of developing and printing them myself. I also have a Brownie now which I fully plan on transforming and using as well. I worked at Sears Portrait Studio for two years so I have experience with classic portrait posing. Most people see that I do a lot of alternative or gothic inspired photoshoots, but that's not my only interest. As with most artists I am in love with beauty, from all angles! Let's do something REALLY different
You can see more of my work in my gallery... http://tinhead.deviantart.com/gallery/
For my safety and to assist with lighting, props, or simply to be a muse, my husband does accompany me to ALL photoshoots. I like to meet with my models before a shoot so its not quite so awkward, so please be forewarned that I will not be alone. Along the same lines, feel free to bring someone with you as well. I'm more than happy to explain how I work to anyone, and willing to answer any questions, so please just email me and I'll get back to you asap.
What I would like to shoot in the future...
Large number group shoots
Got questions? You might find some answers here....
Do you charge?
..... If you contact me about a shoot you want to do, then yes, sometimes. I do still accept trades, however, considering most of my shoots are highly conceptualized and require items I do not have or do not exist, I need some money to cover the costs of acquiring these things. Generally it has all come out of my pockets in the past and I dont think this is entirely fair. Dont be afraid to ask for a trade, but also please contact me for my rates. I am extremely fair.
..... If I contact you, certainly not. I will never contact you with an idea and expect you to pay me. However, I am unable to pay anyone for any kind of service at this time. If I sell prints or get paid somehow, I am more than willing to share, however.
Do you shoot men?
..... Yes! However I am only accepting paid work unless otherwise specified.
Do you shoot in digital or film?
..... I LOVE film but its becoming harder to use. In almost all cases I use digital however.
Do I need to have my photos retouched after we shoot?
..... If you prefer to have your retouching done by someone else, just let me know. However I do all my own retouching. Similarly if you would like a certain photo edited a certain way, I will attempt to accommodate.
Are you looking for a MUA, Hairstylist, or Costumer?
..... Sure! I'm dying to put a team together, but as I've mentioned before, I cannot pay anyone unless I sell some prints. More than happy to trade though
Do I need to have my own wardrobe?
..... In almost all cases, yes. Sometimes I have pieces here and there that I can contribute, but its more in the form of jewelry or accessories.
What do you look for in a model?
..... Personality is most important to me. I tend to like more high fashion or alternative looks, but I need models of all kinds. As long as you're comfortable in front of a camera and can have fun! I'm also a huge fan of movement in my work... I like a model who can create unique and interesting poses and facial expressions.
Do I (the model) own the copyrights to my images?
..... You can pay for the copyrights to your images and do whatever you want with them at that point, otherwise they are copyrighted to me. That does not mean I'm some cold hearted b*tch that wont let you do anything with your pictures. You can post them up wherever you like as long as you credit me as the photographer and feel free to put them in your portfolio. But you may not sell prints without my permission and some percentage or one time fee will be charged. I'm extremely reasonable and can negotiate terms, just ask!
If you're attending and would like to shoot with me, let me know beforehand and we'll schedule a time!! No charge for anyone shooting with me at meet and greets. Free love
none yet! Know of any events coming up? Let me know!
I'm also on Fotoshoot - #2547
On a personal level I'm on Myspace and Facebook too! Just search Madame Black or Meagan Mullins